Sausalito will use an architect to undertake a $200,000 renovation of a property bequeathed to the town.
The Town Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to direct city staff to discover an architect to build renovation ideas for the household. The metropolis will use reserve resources to finance design.
The home’s former operator, Dorothy Gibson, gifted the one particular-bed room, a person-tub, 1,200-square-foot property at 429 1/2 Johnson St. to the city following her dying. The house is deed limited and ought to provide as lower- or moderate-earnings housing for full-time city staff, such as initial responders.
The council has also considered providing at minimum just one residence as element of a pilot plan to a individual in transitional housing utilizing the Marin Housing Authority voucher software. That individual also would be in an employment method with the town.
Enhancements becoming thought of incorporate a very first-flooring restroom compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act the installation of a bedroom on the second floor and a possible conversion of a downstairs garage to livable place. The city stated that with the improvements the household could accommodate two or 3 reduced- to average-earnings residences. One particular of the flats may possibly be considered an accessory dwelling device or a junior accent dwelling device.
General public Performs Director Kevin McGowan claimed the work could also include updating the electrical procedure and incorporating kitchenettes on the reduced amount of the house. He reported ADA updates would also be demanded on the outside stairs in get for occupancy to be authorized there.
A home inspection carried out in April 2021 indicated that more get the job done might be important on the roof, siding, furnace and deck.
The value of the construction is believed to be $167,812.50. The growth of the prepare is envisioned to acquire a few to 6 months.
Councilmember Jill Hoffman mentioned she arrived at out to the Rotary Club, Lions Club and Sausalito Beautiful about how they could help with design.
“I would assume we would get assistance from our neighborhood in buy to bring building expenses down,” she reported.
Vice Mayor Melissa Blaustein urged the council to look into grants or other selections to help with the funding.
The city’s real estate manager, Mike Wagner, mentioned he explored funding choices by means of banks, but the believed undertaking price was also lower. He said expenditures connected with securing funding would be prohibitively expensive.
The metropolis approximated market place-amount rent at $5,000 to $6,000 for every month. Due to the fact the dwelling have to be small-cash flow, the town expects to acquire concerning $1,650 to $1,980 for each month.
Gibson, an writer and social worker, died in 2019 at the age of 95.